The Miraculous Simala Church, Sibonga

By Angel Macaraig - Monday, December 19, 2016

I first learned about the Simala Church when photos of it circulated online. I immediately fell in love with its beauty that's why I promised myself that this will be on top of my list when I go back to Cebu.

My plan has come to life when I was able to book a promo fare flight bound to Cebu. I was torn between visiting Cebu's northern or southern part, but ended up choosing the latter. I was feeling kinda adventurous that time (LOL) -- Cayoneering was one of my deciding factors.

South Cebu Day 4: The Miraculous Simala Church, Sibonga

How to get there from Moalboal

We scheduled our visit to the Simala Church on our 4th day (last day) before we head back to the city. From Moalboal, we rode a bus bound to Cebu City and got off at Carcar. From Carcar, we were supposed to ride a bus that will pass through Sibonga, but ended up riding a trike which cost us 100 per head, back and forth. It was a good thing the we hired a tricycle because we can leave our luggages with the driver while we roam around the church. Of course, at first, we were hesitant to leave our things, but we eventually decided to take the risk! Luckily, we trusted the right person.

On our way to the Church
Upon reaching the entrance of Simala Church, we were welcomed by vendors offering Simala souvenirs, oil in mini plastic containers and shawls (for those wearing inappropriate attire). Take note that Simala church is very strict with their dress code, so make sure you wear something conservative.

The moment I set my foot to its entrance, I immediately fell in love with its beauty. The Miraculous Shrine of Simala, also known as the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, is a castle-like church located at the Marian Hills, Lindogon Sibongan, Cebu. It was said to be miraculous because of several miraculous events that occur in the place, including the shedding of tears of Mama Mary. It became so popular, a lot of believers go to the shrine with the hope to experience their own miracles. 

More Photos

Just a reminder: "You are here as PILGRIMS, not as TOURISTS"
Hello, it's me!

Inside Simala's Church

Testimonies of people who have experienced their own miracles

Testimonies of people who have experienced their own miracles

View of the Church from the other side

Our view while walking towards the exit gate

Groupfie with AA girls!

Holy Mass Schedule
Sunday: 12:00NN & 3:30PM
Monday - Friday: 12:00NN
Saturday: 10:30AM
13th of the month: 10:30AM & 3:30PM

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